Last year at Google I/O 2017, Google launched the Android Go initiative. Which aims at providing affordable Android smartphone. While the Nokia 1 is expected to be the worlds first Android Go smartphone, According to a few reports, Reliance Jio is making an Android Go device.
The device is expected to be announced in the next couple of months, in Q1 of 2018. Nokia 1 is expected to be launched next month at MWC 2018 in Barcelona, so we can expect Jio to launch this android Go device in mid-march. We don’t know much about the device as the information provided by TL Lee Business unit Head of Wireless Communication Product at MediaTek is not much.
So we don’t if this new Android Go phone is just an option or the work on it has started. Android Go platform is made to work for smartphones having less than 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. So we can expect the Jio Android Go smartphone to have similar specifications.
This would also help Reliance to make the smartphone available at a really good price. Reliance is also expected to bundle the smartphone with some Jio exclusive offers which would make the smartphone even cheaper. Let’s see how well Reliance Jio is able to use the Android Go platform. Stay tuned to Sid Tech for more tech updates.